Nashville, Tennessee (September 14, 2021) – The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), along with presenting partner City National Bank, honored the winners of the 4th annual Nashville Songwriter Awards virtually through an online presentation Tuesday, September 14, 2021.
The online event celebrated dozens of writers as they shared stories behind the honored ’10 Songs I Wish I’d Written’ and ‘Song of the Year,’ “Bluebird” – written by Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby and Miranda Lambert. The program also recognized Ethan Hulse as the ‘Songwriter of the Year’ and Luke Combs as the ‘Songwriter-Artist of the Year.’ Viewers who missed the premiere have the opportunity to revisit the awards on the Bluebird Cafe’s official YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/bluebirdcafetn or NSAI’s official Facebook page, www.facebook.com/nsaiofficial.
Presenting partner City National Bank returned for the fourth year in a row, continuing their unwavering support of NSAI and the songwriting community.
The Nashville Songwriter Awards are revered as the some of the most coveted in the industry, as the ’10 Song I Wish I’d Written’ and ‘Song of the Year’ are solely determined by the recipients’ peers, and the Songwriter and Songwriter-Artist of the Year awards are given to the Nashville-based Songwriter and Songwriter-Artist that had the highest chart activity during the eligible period. The event is produced each year by the Nashville Songwriters Association International, the world’s largest not-for-profit songwriters trade organization dedicated to protecting the rights of and serving aspiring and professional songwriters in all genres of music. For more information, visit nashvillesongwriters.com.
Sponsors: Presenting Sponsor - City National Bank. Special thanks to our additional supporting sponsors: Academy of Country Music, Jack Daniels, Loeb & Loeb, National Association of Broadcasters/Tennessee Association of Broadcasters, Recording Industry Association of America, SoundExchange, and Visit Music City.
2021 AWARD WINNERS
SONG OF THE YEAR
“BLUEBIRD” Written by Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby, Miranda Lambert
SONGWRITER/ARTIST OF THE YEAR
SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
‘TEN SONGS I WISH I’D WRITTEN’ AWARDS
Each year, the highly-coveted Ten Songs I Wish I’d Written Awards are voted on by Professional Songwriter Members of NSAI honoring the work of their songwriter peers. Songs eligible for the award have at least one Nashville-based writer and charted in the Top 20 of Billboard Airplay chart in the Christian, Country, Mainstream Top 40, and/or Rock genres during the eligible period. The NSAI Song Of The Year is the highest vote-getter.
“7 Summers” – Written by: Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne, Morgan Wallen
“Ain’t Always The Cowboy” – Written by: Brandon Kinney, Josh Thompson
“Chasin’ You” – Written by: Jamie Moore, Morgan Wallen, Craig Wiseman
“Die From A Broken Heart” – Written by: Taylor Dye, Maddie Marlow, Deric Ruttan, Jonathan Singleton
“Hell Of A View” – Written by: Casey Beathard, Eric Church, Monty Criswell
“I Called Mama” – Written by: Marv Green, Lance Miller, Jimmy Yeary
“I Hope” – Written by: Gabby Barrett, Zachary Kale, Jon Nite
“I Hope You’re Happy Now” – Written by: Luke Combs, Randy Montana, Carly Pearce, Jonathan Singleton
“One Night Standards” – Written by: Nicolette Hayford, Shane McAnally, Ashley McBride
“Starting Over” – Written by: Mike Henderson, Chris Stapleton
About City National Bank
With $87.3 billion in assets, City National Bank provides banking, investment and trust services through 75 offices, including 19 full-service regional centers, in Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area, Nevada, New York City, Nashville, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Washington, D.C. and Miami*. In addition, the company and its investment affiliates manage or administer $96 billion in client investment assets.
City National is a subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies. RBC serves more than 17 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the United States and 27 other countries.
For more information about City National, visit the company’s website at cnb.com
*City National Bank does business in Miami and the state of Florida as CN Bank.
Established in 1967, the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) is the world's largest not-for-profit songwriters trade organization and has a membership of more than 5,000 spanning the United States and eight (8) foreign countries. Consisting of a body of creative minds, including songwriters from all genres of music, professional and amateur, for over 52 years, NSAI has been committed to protecting the rights and future of the profession of songwriting, as well as carrying a commitment to educate, elevate and celebrate the songwriter, acting as a unifying force within the music community and the community at large. For more information, visit nashvillesongwriters.com